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Homeless Management Information System

State and federally-funded homeless and housing service providers use HMIS to collect and manage data gathered while providing housing assistance to people already experiencing homelessness and households at risk of losing their housing.

HMIS Training Requirements

HMIS Resources

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Data Standards:

HUD manuals to assist HMIS Lead Agencies and Continuums of Care (CoCs) in correctly setting up projects in HMIS can be found on each of these HUD webpages:

Explanation of Commerce’s partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (PDF)

Statewide HMIS data is used to produce several reports and publications using aggregated (containing no identifying client information) data. HMIS data is cross-match with DSHS and other state agency data through DSHS RDA. HMIS client data is not to be used for any other purpose except research and aggregate reporting. 

Search for relevant DSHS RDA reports on the FFA Research and Data Analysis page. Tip: search for the subject “Homelessness.”

DSHS-HMIS Analysis of Matched Data Published Reports:

Program Links

HMIS Technical Assistance

HMIS Technical Assistance Staff is not available on official state holidays.

HMIS E-mail Updates

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